The 2012 Olympics are currently being built up by an
unprecedented media hype.
Yet there are many major objections as to how the event is being
run, and just as many campaigners who are working to stop the
long lasting damage which it will create.
Background information and Resources.
This summer an army of occupation will take over the East End of
I refer to the army of 10,000 ‘security guards’, 7,000 military,
and the large number of extra police which will be in place
during this years Olympic event.
There are also many concerns about the way that this event will
both destroy many locally important ecological sites,
and how it will impact upon the civil rights of those who live in
the East End.
Resisting the Olympics.
The good news is that there are now a growing number of groups
and organisations which are countering the Olympics.
Here are a few links to these networks: –
– Games Monitor – debunking Olympics myths.
Resistance to the Multinational Sponsors.
The other really perturbing aspect of the Olympics is that it is
being sponsored by some of the worlds largest & most
Rather that list them all:
here is a list of some campaigns which are working against them.
On BP – The UK No Tar Sands Network
On EDF – Boycott EDF
On Coca-Cola – No Sweat
On Muckdonalds – McCruelty
On Dow Chemical – The International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal
The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) have also protested against this Dow sponsorship.
The 2012 Olympic games will be a disaster, and we should support all of these campaigns.
There was also a lot of resistance to the
2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver BC Canada.
There is a lot of information you can find online about just what happened during this event.
These include: –